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===Example 2===
 
===Example 2===
In this example, information about a specific user, with username 'joebloggs', is displayed, regardless of the status of the current user.
 
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$user = JFactory::getUser( 'joebloggs' );
 
 
if ($user->id == 0) {
 
  echo 'There is no user joebloggs registered on this site.<br />';
 
} else {
 
  echo 'User name: ' . $user->username . '<br />';
 
  echo 'Real name: ' . $user->name . '<br />';
 
  echo 'User ID  : ' . $user->id . '<br />';
 
}
 
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===Example 3===
 
 
In this example, a check is made to determine if the current user has edit permission on content.  For more information on permissions see [[JAuthorization]].  See also [[JFactory/getACL|JFactory->getACL]].
 
In this example, a check is made to determine if the current user has edit permission on content.  For more information on permissions see [[JAuthorization]].  See also [[JFactory/getACL|JFactory->getACL]].
 
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Revision as of 06:32, 15 April 2014

Returns a reference to the global user object, only creating it if it doesn't already exist. The object returned will be of type JUser.

Contents

Syntax

object JUser getUser( $id )

where:

Argument Data type Description Default
$id integer or string The user to load. If a string is passed then it will be interpreted as a user name and converted to an integer id automatically. If the argument is omitted or is null then the current user will loaded. null

Example 1

In this example, some information about the current logged in user is displayed, but only when the user is actually logged in.

$user = JFactory::getUser();
 
if (!$user->guest) {
  echo 'You are logged in as:<br />';
  echo 'User name: ' . $user->username . '<br />';
  echo 'Real name: ' . $user->name . '<br />';
  echo 'User ID  : ' . $user->id . '<br />';
}

Example 2

In this example, a check is made to determine if the current user has edit permission on content. For more information on permissions see JAuthorization. See also JFactory->getACL.

$user = JFactory::getUser();
 
if ($user->authorize( 'com_content', 'edit', 'content', 'all' )) {
  echo 'Editing permitted.';
} else {
  echo 'Editing not permitted.';
}

See also